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I Can’t be The Only Person That Doesn’t Give a Toss About the Internet of Things

This year's Mobile World Congress is drawing to a close, and there are a few obvious themes that have emerged over the past few days. Smartphone makers are going nuts for camera improvements, and the big companies are doing their best to hype up the future of 5G and the all the wonderful things it can do for the internet of things (IoT). Read More >>

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Confirmed: We’re Not Getting the 64GB LG G6 in the UK

At the LG G6 launch on Sunday, the brand unveiled two versions of its new cinematic G6: one with 32GB of onboard storage, and one with 64. Read More >>

gadgets
Waverly Labs’ Translation Earpieces Go on Sale This Summer

Last year Waverly Labs launched an Indiegogo campaign for something called the Pilot Translation Earpiece. The name is fairly self-explanatory: they are earpieces that connect to your phone, and translate foreign languages in real time. It's basically the technological equivalent of the Babel Fish. Now, at MWC, CNET is reporting that the product will be going on general sale this year. Read More >>

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MWC17: The Only Place on Earth Where Hillary Won

There’s a scene in The Matrix when Keanu Reeves’s Neo first re-enters the world that he used to know. After learning the horrifying truth about his reality, he plugs back in. Everything is the same - but everything is different too. Read More >>

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The Nostalgia Tech Trend Is Bad 

At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, we saw two formerly great smartphone brands— Nokia and BlackBerry — try to win their way back into consumers’ hearts with the relaunch of decidedly old-school gadgets. BlackBerry Mobile, whose name is licensed to Chinese electronics maker TCL, introduced its newest throwback the BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android phone that looks like an updated, more modern version of the BlackBerry 9900. Nokia, now run by HMD Global, just decided to straight-up bring back the 3310 form-factor, but with a colour screen, a camera, and crazy battery life. Read More >>

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Samsung Proudly Declares Its One-Year-Old Phone Incredible

Mobile World Congress is currently happening in Barcelona, and everyone over there is very busy shotgunning sangria and talking about all the announced new phones. Like the LG G6 with its wacky aspect ratio and the Nokia 3310 with its nostalgic design. No one is talking about Samsung phones, because Samsung did not announce a single phone at the event. Instead, it hinted at the announcement for the eventual Galaxy S8. Read More >>

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SanDisk is Upping its iOS Storage Options to 256GB

iOS devices are irritating, because there's no option to expand your storage with removeable cards. So, obviously, you have to keeping coughing up the cash for all the storage, when Android users can just pop their microSD cards into a new phone.Thankfully companies like SanDisk have their own iOS and Lightning-compatible storage drives, and now they're getting even bigger. Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Miix 320 is an Insanely Cheap Windows Laptop 

If you’ve wanted a cheap laptop — especially a cheap convertible tablet/laptop hybrid — Chromebooks have typically been the best option. Sure, we’ve seen some super cheap Windows PCs over the years, but rarely have we seen a sub-£200 Windows convertible. Dell has a low-end 2-in-1, but super-cheap Windows laptops with touch screens are still fairly uncommon. Read More >>

gadgets
Sony’s Concept Earphones are Home to a Virtual Assistant

The virtual assistant hasn't exactly been a recent development, especially when you consider how old Clippy is. But that hasn't stopped the tech companies going nuts for them over the past year or so, and it seems like everyone is scrambling to get their own AI companions to market in the hopes that everyone will forget Siri and Google Assistant exist. Sony is the latest one to give it a go, but rather than sticking an AI into a phone or a glorified speaker it's gone and put it in a pair of earphones. Read More >>

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In Your Face iPhone 7 Plus, Oppo’s Phones Will Get 5x Optical Zoom

The big theme at this year's MWC is cameras. Cameras this, cameras that, colour, colour, colour. That's what I'm hearing. Now Chinese phone-maker Oppo is taking a stab at beating the competition to the punch, showing off a dual camera phone with a whopping 5x lossless optical zoom. Read More >>

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The Moto G5 and G5 Plus Are on the Way

In all the excitement last night, what with the announcement of LG's G6, the new slate of Nokias, and those Samsung tablets, it was easy to miss the fact that Lenovo announced two brand new Motorola phones. Meet the Moto G5 and the originally named Moto G5 Plus. Read More >>

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Ford Is Putting A Modem Into Its Cars

What's a car company doing at Mobile World Congress? Turning its existing big metal boxes into rolling wi-fi routers, of course. Read More >>

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Here’s How Much the HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap Will Cost in the UK

HTC's just announced the launch dates and pricing for the new Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap accessories, and it's all sounding pretty exciting. Read More >>

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Huawei’s Watch 2 Is The Launch Of A Revitalised Android Wear

Android Wear — and wearables that normal people will actually wear — might be back. The Huawei Watch 2 — and its more stylish Classic sibling — are the first devices to launch with Android Wear 2.0, Google's long-overdue answer to the Apple Watch Series 2. Read More >>